School 479-782-0614 Church 479-783-7745


The preschool curriculum is based upon the Arkansas Frameworks for three and four year old children.

We offer a well-balanced program focusing on the spiritual, academic, social and physical development of each child in a Christ-centered environment.

  • Religious formation is taught daily with pre-k 4 students attending weekly Mass each Friday beginning in January with our elementary school children at 8:15 a.m. The fourth and fifth graders are the preschooler’s buddies during Mass and other events throughout the year. The rest of the preschool attends chapel weekly.
  • Our preschoolers experience a thematic based literary curriculum with an emphasis in math preparation to help make the transition from preschool to kindergarten smoother.
  • Children are exposed to science and social studies lessons.
  • They participate in “specials” with certified teachers in art, music, Spanish, physical education, technology, as well as, visiting the school library for story time.
  • The children experience guided activities, free-choice play with several centers and a wide variety of hands-on materials to discover.

Meet our Preschool Director, Patty Merrell

Patty was born and raised in Ontario, CA  and moved to Arkansas when she was 23.  She has been in early childhood for 16 years.  Patty holds a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential)  from the National Credentialing Program. She began working at CTK as an afterschool teacher and then as a preschool aide and substitute teacher. In 2011, she became a lead teacher and in 2018  was named the Preschool Director.
Patty has two children, Pamela, 30 and Joshua, 16.  She also has one grandson, Joseph McKee, and all three have attended Christ the King.  Patty is also very involved in CTK Church as a Eucharistic Minister and said she believes she needs to show her children how to put God first in all they do.

Preschool 2020-2021  Monthly


~ Two Days Only ~ TU/TH 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $294
 ~ Three Days Only ~ M/W/F 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $446
Five Days ~
Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fri.  7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
~ Five Days ~
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
After School Care Monthly Rate 

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


*Children must be 18 months or older by the first day of school to be eligible for enrollment.

*Preschool students are not considered to be a second, third or fourth child in the kindergarten through sixth grade tuition rates.

For further information regarding our preschool program, please call our school office at 479-782-0614.

Download the Preschool Handbook HERE

See how much fun we have by scrolling through our preschool photo album!

Ms. Bulger’s class Oct 2018